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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Redirect Health becomes go-to source for restaurants

Redirect Health

Challenged by slim profit margins and increased operating expenses, especially those caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restaurants have started looking at smarter solutions to manage costs. Dozens of franchises and independently owned restaurants have turned to Redirect Health to improve the quality of healthcare, protect employees from rising costs and guard their revenues while maintaining… Read More →

This device hopes to fix your water damaged phone

water damaged phone

If you’ve been frantically looking up how to fix your water damaged phone on Google, then this new device may be your saving grace. Typically insurance won’t cover the cost of a water damage phone, and if you’re a smartphone owner, shelling out $600 to replace your now soaking wet piece of hardware just isn’t viable,… Read More →

Dexcom expands manufacturing operations to Phoenix

Dexcom

California-based Dexcom announced plans Monday to build a 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mesa for the firm’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. The facility will add more than 500 jobs over the next several years, as the firm expects initial manufacturing operations to begin at the new facility by second quarter 2017. Dexcom chose Mesa… Read More →

TTI Success Insights founder passes away, son named president

TTI Success Insights

Bill J. Bonnstetter, founder and chairman of Target Training International and TTI Success Insights, passed away from cancer on June 2. His son, Dave Bonnstetter was named president of the behavior assessment firm. Target Training International, Ltd. and TTI Success Insights were founded in 1984 by Bonnstetter and his son Dave. Over the course of… Read More →

Tempe Chamber honors The Dhaba, Caliente Construction

View from Papago Peak, Tempe, Arizona

Thursday, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce presented two companies with Business Excellence Awards, the organization’s top honor for commerce. The Dhaba was named the Small Business of the Year. Caliente Construction was named the Large Business of the Year. Both firms have a proven record of success and growth, community involvement, dedication to employees, leadership, reliability and commitment to… Read More →

Club Pilates expands to Downtown Phoenix

Club Pilates

One of the nation’s fastest growing and most popular fitness franchises has expanded to Downtown Phoenix with a brand new location in The Monroe Building, near Monroe Street and First Avenue. San Diego-based Club Pilates is now open on the ground floor of the building located at 111 W. Monroe Street bringing an extensive array of Pilates… Read More →

18 retail shops coming to Sky Harbor Airport

Sky Harbor

The Phoenix City Council approved the first phase of new retail contracts in Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4, which will bring two spa locations, several tech stores, and an assortment of the local, regional and national products customers have been requesting. Contracts were awarded to Lagardere TR and Partners, LLC, Avila Retail Development and Management… Read More →

TGen technology takes global aim at ‘superbugs’

bioscience

Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), and protected under a patent issued by Australia. Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the U.S., Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this “superbug”… Read More →

Former Congressman John Shadegg joins Polsinelli

legal

Former U.S. Congressman John B. Shadegg joined Polsinelli’s Phoenix and Washington, D.C. offices, Tuesday, as shareholder. Shadegg brings extensive experience to Polsinelli’s national Public Policy Practice, including eight terms in Congress where he demonstrated leadership and a passion for health care and energy issues on behalf of the country and Arizonans specifically. “Polsinelli has an established and… Read More →

Nonprofit launches teen leadership organization

Teen leadership

U & Improved, a Scottsdale-based leadership development and training company, launched a nonprofit organization, U & Improved Leadership Foundation, Inc., after receiving overwhelming support from the U & Improved community. The nonprofit, associated with the weekend-long U the Teen Leader class, is designed to make the program more accessible to more teens. The U & Improved Leadership Foundation will… Read More →

Polsinelli earns Export Service Provider of the Year Award

Export service provider

National law firm Polsinelli has been named the recipient of the Mayor’s 2016 Export Services Provider of the Year Award. The firm was recognized at the Sisters Cities 17th Annual Global Links Business Outlook luncheon this past week for its “tireless generosity in supporting every aspect of all export and international related activities in the city… Read More →

Arizona ranks as 2nd worst state for Millennials

Phoenix

Based on Moneyrates’ analysis, North Dakota found itself topping of this year’s ranking of the best state for millennials, with Washington claiming the title of worst state. Besides having the lowest unemployment rate for the 20 – 24 age group, North Dakota earned a perfect score for access to high-speed broadband, and was in the… Read More →

ASBA helps take small businesses global

internet

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) next Arizona Speaks event will focus on helping small businesses go global. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, it is crucial for small business owners to become knowledgeable about exportation and the great advantage it can have for their business. “We already know that companies… Read More →

Aqua-Tots opens first Surprise location

Aqua-Tots

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools opened its first Surprise location on June 6, marking the ninth location in Phoenix for the swim school franchise that has over a 26-year presence in the Valley. The new location is at the Shops at Surprise, a retail development center on the corner of Litchfield and Bell roads. The state-of-the-art swim school takes up a 5,000… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon

running

Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →